What is GCDC? Officially it is an attempt to have as many babies as possible changed internationally simultaneously into a cloth diaper. It can be a symbolic change from a disposable into cloth, or a cloth to cloth celebration of your choice. Two years ago there were over 8000 change, and in 2013 we beat that number with over 10000.
Why bother with GCDC? I admit it seems a little strange to be dedicating so much time to promoting a product from which I do not benefit monetarily, but I have benefited in so many other ways. Cloth diapers to me are:
1. Environmentally responsible
Disposible diapers are full of suspect chemicals that I do to want to expose my child to on a constant basis, and short of EC cloth diapers are the only way to do this. Also the sheer amount of garbage generated by disposable diapering is staggering.
Cloth diapering a single child is unquestionably less expensive than putting the same child in cloth diapers. However when yo consider using those same diapers on a younger sibling, that child is essentially free, that is when the numbers become astounding.
3.A rallying point for an absolutely fabulous group of moms
This to me is community worth celebrating, no only are we trying to promote the physical decision to cloth diaper your baby, but we are supporting the parents themselves, by providing these times to bond with other parents in a similar situation.
Other organizers, or attendees anywhere, do you have any other suggestions or ideas?